LATEST NEWSDevelopments since the 'Brexit' vote
The UK government's white paper indicates that there will be changes in immigration rules, but they are likely to take some years to put in place. The housing rights website will be updated as soon as any changes happen. Check our What's New page regularly to ensure you know when changes occur and what new guidance is available.Syrian refugees
Look at What's New for information on refugees and how your organisation can help.
The housing rights website aims to provide accurate information to recent arrivals and to advisers in Scotland about entitlements to housing, based on people's immigration status.
If you're a housing adviser and you want information about the housing rights of new arrivals, please look first at the relevant pages below and the links to the legal provisions. For further help on common problems met by advisers, please click here.
Click here for information about Housing Rights in England & Wales.
The website has detailed information for different categories of new arrival. Please note:
- a 'new arrival' may fall into more than one category so you may need to check different pages
- we have tried to keep the language as simple as possible - but you can find the meaning of terms such as 'European Economic Area' on the relevant pages.
The categories of new arrival are described below and can also be seen by clicking the tabs at the top of each page.